|Adam Getty, Poetic Industry, Art Waves #24|
Adam Getty has held down some of the toughest industrial jobs the 21st century has to offer. This interview grants some insight into how he turns those experiences into sophisticated and exquisite poetry.
Keywords: poetry; industry
|Stan White and Lin Geary, National Poetry Month, Art Waves #72|
Who better to celebrate National Poetry Month with than our seminal guest, Stan White. No one is more incisively brilliant about poetry than Stan White, but for this third visit to Art Waves he is joined in conversation by Lin Geary, another poet who offers uncommon wit and depth through poetry. For a fabulous, thought-provoking conversation, listen to Art Waves #72.
Keywords: National Poetry Month; metaphor; poetry
|Chris Pannell, Poet, Art Waves #40|
From behind the wheel of his DARTS bus, poet Chris Pannell has a unique view of the world. He came by Art Waves to celebrate the launch of his new book, Drive.
Keywords: poetry; bus-driver; Hamilton
|Robert Boates, Poet, Art Waves #39|
Two decades ago, poet Robert Boates suffered a severe brain injury in a fall. He had to relearn everything from scratch, but it was poetry that returned first and most powerfully. In what he calls his second life, Robert Boates has found that everything depends on poetry.
Keywords: poetry; brain injury; survivor
|Stan White Poet Art Waves #6|
Stan White was the reason we began the radio program, Art Waves--we wanted to record him reading his brilliant poems, as well as speaking in his unique and incisive way about poetry itself. This is the first of Stan White's illuminating visits to Art Waves.
Keywords: poetry, oral medium, sound
|Jim Lafferty, Celtic Poet, Art Waves #77|
Here is a voice for cathedrals, for mountaintops. I have always said it, and now you can hear it in all its dramatic glory, as Jim Lafferty releases his third collection of earth-shattering poetry: A Celtic Blessing. This is laureate-worthy work. Dive into the passion and brilliance of Celtic poetry, with Jim Lafferty on Art Waves #77.
Keywords: celtic poetry; writing poetry for special occasions; inspiration
|John Terpstra, Writer, Art Waves #12|
John Terpstra began his writing life as a poet, but, with Falling Into Place, began applying his poetic gifts to prose. On his first visit to Art Waves he talks about his work, particularly the award-winning memoir about his brothers-in-law, entitled The Boys or Waiting for the Electrician's Daughter.
Keywords: poetry; prose; memoir; muscular dystrophy
|Marilyn Gear Pilling,Writer, Art Waves #28|
Though she came late to writing, Marilyn Gear Pilling arrived like a ship in full sail on that horizon. Her intensity and eloquence, not to mention her sense of humour, make for great radio. And her explanation of the difference between prose and poetry
Keywords: poetry; fiction; literary genres; humour
|John Porter, Writer, Art Waves #50|
Poet and essayist John Porter has a rather wise aura about him, and Art Waves could think of no better guest to entertain on All Saints Day. He did not disappoint.
Keywords: poetry; essays; language; spiritual exploration
|Stan White, Second Interview, Art Waves #32|
In his second visit to Art Waves, poet Stan White continues his brilliant analysis of poetry as a sound medium. His background in 3-D photography lends another dimension to his vision of the way art works. Don't miss this chance to sit at the knee of a visionary.
Keywords: poetry; three-dimensional photography; sound; metaphor; language
|New Poetry Collections from Linda Frank and Ross Belot, Art Waves #5|
Linda Frank and Ross Belot came by to tell us about their new books. Linda has just released a poetic exploration of the life of Frida Kahlo entitled, Kahlo: The World Split Open. And Ross has launched his first collection, entitled Swimming in the Dark. In very different ways, both books are illuminating explorations of darkness.
Keywords: Frida Kahlo; poetry; darkness and light
|Poet Collaborators: Stan White, Katherine Gordon and Becky Alexander, Art Waves #90|
Stan White returns for a fourth visit to Art Waves, this time with Katherine Gordon and Becky Alexander. The three have collaborated on several poetry collections and they discuss their unusual approach to awakening the muse.
Keywords: collaboration; poetry; inspiration; working to themes; publishing
|Duane Tucker, Writer, Art Waves #35|
Writer and actor Duane Tucker is as eloquent, dramatic and spell-binding as you would expect him to be. He will keep you enraptured with the story of his one-man play about the life of John Muir, as well as with his exquisite poetry.
Keywords: poetry; acting; one-man-play; John Muir
|Crossing Lines Anthology, Art Waves #34|
Poets Ellen Jaffe and James Deahl are among many writers who came to Canada from the U.S. during the Vietnam War Era. Their work has been included in the anthology Crossing Lines: Poets Who Came to Canada in the Vietnam War Era, edited by Allan Briesmaster and Steven Michael Berzensky. Early July, with its Canada Day and Independence Day celebrations, seemed the perfect time to discuss Crossing Lines.
Keywords: poetry; immigration; draft dodgers; Vietnam Era
|Remembering Kerry Schooley Art Waves #96|
When writer and arts organizer, Kerry Schooley, died this past September it shocked and saddened the Hamilton writing community, for whom he had done so much. To help us remember Kerry, we invited Jeff Seffinga, Jean Rae Baxter and Chris Pannell to tell stories about him, read from his work and play some of his favourite music. It was, to nobody's surprise, a very moving conversation.
Keywords: noir fiction; poetry; humour; promoting the arts; Lit Live; Tower Poetry Society; The New Phrenologists
|Grit Lit Festival 2009, Art Waves #23|
Jennifer Gillies and Noelle Allan stop by Art Waves to tell us about the writers and events they have lined up for this year's Hamilton writers' festival, Grit Lit.
Keywords: Grit Lit; writers' festival; readings; poetry; fiction; non-fiction
|Paul Sutherland Art Waves #95|
Since I last saw him a decade ago, Paul Sutherland has morphed from a bespectacled, youthful fellow in a tweed cap to a man in a Muslim cap with a long, white beard. He has become a Sufi Muslim, and in this episode of Art Waves, he explains the effect this has had on his life and writing, and how the seeds of it were always evident. He also catches us up on his literary journal, Dream Catcher.
Keywords: poetry; Rumi; Sufism; inspiration; expatriate longing; literary journals; e-journals; Dream Catcher
|Jeff Seffinga, Art Waves #115|
National Poetry Month? Poet Jeff Seffinga is averse to the idea. According to him, every month is Poetry Month; in fact every day is Poetry Day! He immerses himself in it from his first pre-breakfast haiku to the last image that dances through his mind as he drops off to sleep.
Keywords: haiku; tanka; Abdullah Ibrahim; National Poetry Month; Jamie Shea Trio; the Beat poets
|The Poetry Workshop, Belot, Capling, Frank and Gear Pilling, Art Waves #103|
Many people join writing workshop groups to enhance their work, but not many such groups are as cohesive and boldly exciting as the one formed by Marilyn Gear Pilling, Linda Frank, Dick Capling and Ross Belot. In this interview they discuss their adventures and how the group has helped them develop their various poetic voices.
Keywords: poetry; Don McKay; Robert Hilles; Liz Phillips; The Banff Centre; Ron Hines; Netania Davrath
|Alvaro Tortora on Poetry - #92|
No one lives poetry like Alvaro Tortora. Be a-mused and altered as you listen to him read his poems and talk about how they are born, and why, in each one, he faces death.
Keywords: poetry; the muse; Italian and English; mother tongue; Lorca; death; translation
|A Stan White Christmas, Art Waves #100|
For our 100th program who else would we invite to help us celebrate but the "reason for the season"--the Art Waves season, that is. Since poet Stan White was the reason we began Art Waves, we asked him to come in and talk a bit about Christmas, and mostly to read his remarkable poetry to us. It was a very merry interview indeed, filled with sugarplums.
Keywords: poetry; playing the saw; oral medium; Stevie Smith; Edward Thomas; David Weiss
|Liz Corey, Poet and Reenactor, Art Waves #56|
Elizabeth Corey gives us a fascinating look inside Hamilton’s Whitehern, where she inhabits the persona of the cook of the historic home by day. By night she writes poetry. To find out how Liz’s “two lives” inform each other, listen to this engaging episode of Art Waves.
Keywords: poetry; Whitehern; historical reenactor; inspiration; Hamilton
|194 Mir Hussein Mahdavi ( Sept. 16, 2013)|
Imagine that your entire life's work and identity are bound up with your mother-tongue. Then imagine that you are forced into exile & must start over in a new language and culture. Think Beethoven & deafness. This is the story of Afghan poet, Mir Hussein Mahdavi. He says he would be a different person in Farsi, but you will be so happy to meet this brilliant man in English.
Keywords: Farsi poetry; UNHCR; Adam and Eve story; Dawood Sarkhosh; Jeffery Donaldson; Sufi religion; Islam
|G.W. & Trudi Down, The Book Band, Art Waves #142|
The Book Band is a one-of-a-kind organization devoted to helping small publishers and unknown writers find an audience. The passion George and Trudi Down feel for this work--as well as their devotion to each other--will inspire you, whether you're listening, as we were, two days before St. Valentine's Day, or any day of the year.
Keywords: Tower Poetry Society; Eden Mills Writers' Festival; Word on the Street; Seraphim Editions; Potlatch Publications; Amy Dennis; Museum of Steam & Technology
Two passionate writers have joined forces and the result is a life of no compromise, old work edited and published, new work blossoming. Inspiring at any age, James Deahl and Norma West Linder have much to teach us about making the golden years live up to its name.
Keywords: Manitoulin Island; Margaret Laurence; Ernest Buckler; Kenneth Patchen; Robert Lowell; Robert Johnson; Daniel Jones; Phil Hall; Stephanie Ninitch; Carol Mellion; Sharon Singer; John Gill; New American and Canadian Poetry; The Crossings Press; Allan Cooper